Ok, if there is one thing that frustrates me to no end it's this...
|All the same piece, different lighting - frustrating!|
Proper lighting for photographing one's work is starting to drive me a little batty…
This Hibiscus Flower Cutout Pendant in Stormy Night Sky would SO like to be listed up on Etsy, along with a number of other pieces (see picture below) just out of the kiln, but I'm hitting a wall with trying to do some quick photography to reveal the truest color of the actual piece without my hand in the background and all the bright spots from the lights.
|Cutout Flowers, Hibiscus Flowers, Leaf Shapes, colored loops, smaller sizes, new glazes from glaze tests.|
I have tried natural lighting, overcast days, different backgrounds, I have a white pop up tent for photographing things to sell through pictures online, a digital SLR, a point and shoot, and my iPhone.
So now I think I need to figure out what kind of light bulbs work best for shooting indoors, within that cloud tent, with my digital SLR.
Any suggestions from those of you that may have a similar setup with shooting glossy pieces? What kind of light bulbs do you use with your digital camera? And do you use light sources that point away from the cloud tent, or should they be pointed directly onto it?
Just thought I would ask before jumping into the internet to search out some ideas and running more tests for my setup.
I even spent this morning getting my "basement office" area cleared out to set up a place for taking pictures. It gets too frustrating trying to work in 5 different areas of the house on different things. "All in one place" is my current mantra for my studio organization (I think this would count as like day 7 or something if you have been reading my blog about it). I've been squeezing the organization in as I can.
The new office area went from this:
See… there is a floor under there and some cabinets & counter top to work on…
Now to run to pick up some shelving for the area to the left and move my shipping area and Etsy pieces up here…
Then there will really be flow and hopefully less frustration which leads to more motivation!
Then I can get this feeling of "I still have to work on that too" out of my head and make room for creativity and inspiration…
Thanks Jenny for the - business stuff up front motivation - I needed that 2nd set of eyes and another brain to look at the areas I am dealing with (and frustrated about) and hear what I was saying, then pull it all together for me in a way that will allow me to get going with this all.
You gave me my starting point… THANKS!